April A to Z: “Understanding Cemetery Symbols” by Tui Snider
Master List of my 2018 April A to Z blog posts:
I’m taking part in the annual April A to Z Blog Challenge for the sixth year in a row! This time, I’m sharing adapted excerpts from my latest book, Understanding Cemetery Symbols. I hope you enjoy it! Each day, I’ll add a link for that day’s featured post to the list below. [Also, full disclosure: that’s an Amazon affiliate link. If you buy my book after clicking it, I make a few pennies at no additional cost to you.]
M – Miniature houses at grave sites: Why do people build these?
N – Native American Burial Mounds
O – Obelisks: What makes this ancient Egyptian symbol so American?
P – Pyramids: What do they mean in Christian cemeteries?
Q – Quatrefoil: What does this shape represent?
R – to be announced… (I haven’t made my mind up yet!)
S – Stella Maris: Who is she?
T – Tumulus: What are they?
U – Urns: Victorians loved this symbol, but it’s a little bit ironic
V – Vulture wings: A surprisingly beautiful meaning to this ancient symbol
W – Who are the Woodmen of the World?
X – X marks the spot!
Y – You’d never think THIS was controversial, but…
Z – Zinc monuments have a colorful history
Want to learn more about cemetery symbols?
BLOG POSTS: Click here to read a whole bunch more blog posts about historic graveyards and cemetery symbols. I’m constantly adding new content here!
READ MY BOOK: Check out my book, Understanding Cemetery Symbols. It’s available on Amazon in paperback and ebook form.